After having seen several children in her neighborhood enjoying this outdoor toy, Cousin Ruth in Houston sent one for Ben:
It's a beach ball sprinkler, and with the summer settling in, it's been a great way to beat the heat! Ben was a bit unsure of what to make of it at first...
... but he quickly got the hang of it.
It wasn't long before he was dashing in and out of the water, splashing Mommy and Daddy (and getting splashed in return), and generally acting like a nut. He didn't stop giggling the whole time. Thanks, Cousin Ruth!